Managing your own bookkeeping can be completely overwhelming. Time consuming. Mentally draining. And downright confusing. These are comments we hear time and time again from new clients at Solid Rock Accounting Services. In fact, it’s this sense of overwhelm that led our founder Kelly Michaud to establish Solid Rock in the first place.
Kelly’s passion for working with small businesses stemmed from owning one herself. In 1999, Kelly and her husband opened a Christian bookstore in southeastern Massachusetts. Like most new business owners, she had stars in her eyes about how fulfilling and enjoyable being her own boss would be, and she was excited at the challenges that lay in front of her.
With eighteen years’ experience in corporate America under her belt, Kelly thought managing the accounting for her bookstore would be a walk in the park. After all, she’d handled countless budgetary and financial projects in her positions at Bentley College, a major healthcare system, and a law office. If she could handle financial responsibilities for big corporations, surely she could manage the books for her store. Accounting, bookkeeping, and administration were her bread and butter, after all.
But after a few months in the trenches of owning her bookstore, Kelly learned just how many directions business owners are pulled. Even though she had the skill set to manage her books perfectly, Kelly still found herself playing catch-up and never being able to clear the countless piles that always formed. She didn’t have the freedom she dreamed of and felt like a slave to her business. She felt the frustration of knowing that no matter how hard you work, sometimes there just aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done. And when Kelly couldn’t shut off at the end of the day to enjoy time with her husband and family, she knew something had to change.
So Kelly did what she does so well — she created a solution. Kelly’s always had a heart for people, and she wanted to put her skill set to work for those who needed her. Solid Rock Accounting Services was founded in 2011, and she has been delivering peace of mind and freedom to small business owners ever since.